Municipal Campaign Schools for Women

Mothers, Sisters, Daughters…Did you know that while women make up more than 50 percent of our population, they make up a mere 21 per cent of municip...

Why should I become a Municipal Councillor?

The municipal council is the governing body of the municipality. The council should reflect the diversity of views and opinions that naturally resid...

Before Becoming a Municipal Councillor

Speak to others who have served on the municipal council. They will be able to tell you first hand what it is like. They will have experienced the j...

Further Education

Remember that one of the hall marks of a successful municipal politician is continuous learning. Take advantage of every opportunity to learn and to...

What do I need to be an Effective Municipal Councillor?

Sincere desire to make your community better. This should be the main motivation for any form of public service including being a municipal councill...

What does a Municipal Councillor Do?

Being a municipal councillor means being a community leader. It is a place where you and your fellow councillors can make a real difference in the l...

Am I Eligible to Run?

The Municipal Elections Act provides all the statutory requirements for a Municipal Election. For those thinking of running for a Municipal Election...

How to Organize an Election Campaign

Making the decision to run for municipal office is not an easy decision to make but once it is made you should direct all of your energies to winn...

Other Ways to Contribute

Offering to stand for municipal election is certainly a noble and selfless contribution to the betterment of your community but it is certainly not ...

Municipal Elected Officials' Salary & Benefits

The salary and benefits for Elected Officials vary widely from municipality to municipality. Read more:

  • Municipal Campaign Schools for Women

  • Why should I become a Municipal Councillor?

  • Before Becoming a Municipal Councillor

  • Further Education

  • What do I need to be an Effective Municipal Councillor?

  • What does a Municipal Councillor Do?

  • Am I Eligible to Run?

  • How to Organize an Election Campaign

  • Other Ways to Contribute

  • Municipal Elected Officials' Salary & Benefits

Am I Eligible to Run?

am I elgible?The Municipal Elections Act provides all the statutory requirements for a Municipal Election. For those thinking of running for a Municipal Election, you need to determine if you can run.

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am I elgible?The Municipal Elections Act provides all the statutory requirements for a Municipal Election. For those thinking of running for a Municipal Election, you need to determine if you can run. The following Sections provide the details, where:

Section 17 - Eligibility as Councillor

  • You must be a Canadian citizen and 18 years of age at the time of nomination.
  • You must be a resident in the municipality at least 6 months prior to nomination day.
  • You must have a certificate from the municipal clerk stating that your municipal taxes have been fully paid.
  • You are not a municipal employee, unless you are willing to take a leave of absence.

Section 18 – Disqualified Persons

You cannot run for municipal council if you are a:

  • Member of Parliament (Federal)
  • Member of the Legislature (Provincial)
  • Member of the Council of another municipality
  • Judge
  • Municipal Employee (unless you take a leave of absence or are a volunteer fireperson)
  • Person convicted of any corrupt practice or bribery within 5 years of nomination day

For more detailed information, access the Municipal Elections Act.